“Why are you writing this?” by Sonora Jha
Authors Exclusive / May 22, 2013

In this blogspost shared by author Sonora Jha with IndiaBookStore, Sonora gives her readers a sneak-peak into want spurred her to write about the despair of Vidharbha and its suicides, and tell their story to the world in her much acclaimed debut novel, Foreign.
When I was in India to do the research on ‘Foreign’ in the villages of Yavatmal in Vidarbha, a few friends and relatives in the cities asked me why I was doing this. “Why are you writing this?”

An Interview with Sonora Jha
Authors Exclusive / May 18, 2013

Sonora Jha was born in India, where she had a successful career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Political Communication. She is now a professor of journalism and the Chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Her first novel, Foreign, has sprung from her work as a journalist, an academic, and a creative writer. Sonora lives in Seattle.